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A Rite Of August

Yes, Alisa’s education at a religious Day School was a paradigm shift for her mother and me and not everything was easy. Many times over the years I thought, “What have we gotten ourselves into?” But the rewards are many.

You Can Always Count On Them

They’re everywhere. Literally everywhere with 4,000 locations spanning big cities, small towns, and suburbs throughout the US and in more than 60 countries around the world. Which multi-national is it?

Rav Kook, From The Pages Of The Jewish Press In 1961

This Friday, Elul 3, marks the 82nd yahrzeit of one of the 20th century's most important rabbis: HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook.

Political Violence Is Not Okay

Any attempt to undermine our republic through reliance on political violence is nothing more than terrorism.

War Against ISIS is NOT Over

Even though ISIS faces near defeat in Iraq and is losing ground in Syria, last week’s terror attacks in Barcelona proved that ISIS still poses a major threat to the international community

‘Amazing What Your People Have Achieved’

Visiting Tel Aviv, I could not help but be impressed at how it has morphed into the start-up center of the world, Yet it’s what Tel Aviv’s residents have held onto from their Jewish past in their hi-tech Jewish present that, for me, makes the place truly amazing.

What Does An Open Door Look Like?

The communication methods of the Deafblind community are as varied as the individuals themselves.

Judaism And The Rise Of Burka Women

If you start publishing pictures of Rebbetzin Kanievsky and Sarah Schenirer, who knows where you might end up!

North Korea, Iran, And The Bomb

Some attribute the sudden lack of media focus on North Korea to a desire to embarrass Mr. Trump on the one hand and to deny him any credit for apparently defusing such an ominous situation on the other.

The Plan To Establish A Jewish Homeland In America

Though he frankly admitted that he expected to make a fortune on his investment, his primary motive was to create a short-term haven for persecuted Jews.

No One Would Call Anyone “Palestinian” Today Without Balfour

Without the Balfour Declaration, and the British Mandate that was based on it, the name Palestine -- which had been forgotten in the region -- would have continued to be forgotten. Abbas should be saying "Thank You"

Snakes: A Counter-Response

Point/counter-point on the serious issue of missionaries in Israel, most notably the Waller family and its organization, Hayovel.

Rewards for Rock Throwers

It's like a financial menu for rock throwers with different financial rewards for the severity of the crime. Your tax dollars at work.

Has Worldwide anti-Semitism Become too HOT for the Jewish People?

It's imperative for Jews always to ask: Am I still safe here? Jews around the world cannot be blind to the reality surrounding us. We cannot ignore the rising heat levels of anti-Semitism

The Monumental Gap between Nikki Haley and Donald Trump

Racism has always existed in America; it is not new in the age of Trump. White racism has actually been on the decline for several years according to FBI reports, and is much less common in the South than liberal northern states like Massachusetts.

Goodbye, Good Riddance Rasmieh Odeh

Odeh became a national icon for anti-Israel forces throughout the United States and beyond, embraced both as a hero of Palestinian resistance and as a purported victim of an unjust, racist prosecution

Israel-Bashers Target Jews on Their Holidays

Opponents of Jews and the Jewish State exploit holidays to launch physical attacks. They have used such to launchpolitical, economic, and propaganda attacks designed to impose mental and emotional stress on Jews as they celebrate.

Turning Minuses Into Pluses

Rarely successful in the classroom, Simcha used his brilliant mind to teach himself anything he was interested in.

Alternative Facts Under NY Times Editor Matt Seaton

NY Times claims: Eilat Was an Egyptian Port, Abbas Accepts a Jewish State, Israel Built no Arab Cities, Palestinian Factions Don't Call for One-State Solution--Flat -earth anyone?

A Voice To Make Men Weep

His voice had the strength of a pipe organ and the gentleness of a violin, but most of all it had the power to make men weep.

Quo Vadis the Arab Tsunami (a.k.a. “the Arab Spring”)?

Where is the Arab Tsunami heading? The chaotic intra-Arab roller-coaster may have shifted, temporarily, to a relatively-lower gear, but it is surging on brutally!

Charlottesville Attack Was Domestic Terrorism

IPT believes that the deliberate decision to drive a car into a crowd of protesters was an act of domestic terrorism and the end product of the pure hatred spewed by white nationalists.

Accelerating Chaos Within the American Jewish Community

It is precisely at such a turbulent time as the present, when the leadership of American Jewry should assume a stabilizing role, that it seems to be losing control.

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